Conference Centre

Our Conference Centre can cater for 10 to 400 delegates and we can make your next conference easy; offering flexibility, convenience and great value with lunch menu options from $32pp. For larger conferences, our modern Club Stand offers 17 rooms over three levels with WiFi availability. Large indoor exhibition areas combined with parking for over 1,000 cars make Riccarton Park an ideal conference venue for large-scale corporate or public events.

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Conference Venues & Info
Choose from 10 venue options plus outdoor areas to suit your meeting, seminar, trade display or public event
Conference Menus
A range of menus to suit your needs.
Venue Rates
Venue and room set up for your conference or event from $150 to $3,450 incl. GST

With all the benefits of the Riccarton Park location:

  • Quiet, park-like surroundings
  • Spacious, attractive gardens
  • Good natural light in venues
  • Committed catering staff and tailored menus to suit
  • Free car parking
  • 15 minutes from the central city
  • 8 minutes to the Christchurch International Airport
  • Close to a variety of accommodation options
  • Venues catering from 40 to 250 people
  • Indoor and Outdoor flow

Your venue hire will include:

  • Room set-up
  • Registration area
  • Audio system
  • Microphone & lectern
  • Professional service staff
  • Use of grounds & gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • We work with Strawberry Sound for the majority of your Audio Visual requirements
  • We also have some inhouse AV items available for hire

The Club Stand

20 - 250 persons

The architecturally designed Club Grandstand is the most modern complex at Riccarton Park. It offers three levels of easily accessible rooms with a generous foyer entrance perfect for delegate registration and greeting guests. There are 17 air conditioned rooms in total, 3 main conference rooms featuring audio equipment varying between 20 and 250 theatre style capacity and, a further 12 break-away rooms ranging between 10-30 seated capacity.


The Show Gate

300 - 400 persons

The delightful, old world charm of The Show Gate makes it an excellent venue for social functions for up to 300 persons (seated dining) and up to 400 persons for a cocktail party. The Show Gate has a dance floor and small stage area, which lends itself to a variety of entertainment options and is perfect for award presentations and company & school balls. An adjacent, fully landscaped Lawn Court area also provides attractive outdoor options.


The Phar Lap and Gloaming Rooms

1 - 100 persons

Located on the 1st floor of the Club Grandstand, this room provides a more intimate space with panoramic views across the racetrack to the distant mountains and access to outdoor areas. Ideal for smaller training workshops, seminars or conferences with capacity of up to 100 delegates seated theatre style. The Phar Lap Room can be used in conjunction with the adjacent Gloaming Room for either cocktails or as additional meeting room for up to 80 delegates.


The Balmerino or Nightmarch Rooms

300 - 350 persons

Located on the entrance level of the Club Grandstand these rooms are light & spacious, each offering a careful balance of formal and informal features. Each room accommodates up to 250 people theatre style. Linked by a generous foyer, these two rooms combine to provide an ideal venue for clients requiring the convenience of a trade show in conjunction with a conference or cocktail function. Used separately, these rooms are ideal for breakfast meetings, training workshops or product launch.


The Gloaming and Beaumaris Rooms

Located on the 1st floor of the Club Grandstand these rooms are ideal for smaller meetings, committee or board meetings and tribunals.


Outdoor Areas

The use of these areas are free if a venue is booked. Outdoor tables and chairs are an additional cost. Riccarton Park's mature trees and grassed areas provide the ideal setting for a BBQ, picnic or company sports day. We also have a range of hotels/motels nearby for those that need accomodation. See Accommodation in Christchurch & Canterbury and the range of Christchurch options when attending your next event at Riccarton Park.